The Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) today announced the group's picks for Best Films of 2020. Movie Reelist founder and editor-in-chief, Chris Giroux, is joined by Movie Reelist content editor and film critic, MontiLee Stormer, as members of the critics group representing the Detroit and surrounding areas.

Tom Santilli of the Detroit Film Critics Society leadership committee, film critic for WXYZ, and co-host of Movie Show Plus had this to say about the year's slate of eligible films and the group's final vote:

This year’s awards first and foremost are dedicated to our friend and colleague, Corey Hall, who passed away in 2020. Corey was a founding member of our group and is sorely missed. As for our picks, I was proud overall! I loved that our group recognized lesser-known films like Possessor and The Surrogate, and that films like Minari and Nomadland were singled-out. In any other year, those two films would be considered “small” underdog films that might have been lost in the shuffle, but in the year of COVID, they both were able to find a real audience. As always, Detroit critics continue to add their unique regional perspective and in turn, we ultimately hope that movie-goers will seek out some of these films and engage with our critics, which of course is the most rewarding part of what we do: Interacting and hearing from the movie-going public.

Best Picture
Winner: Nomadland

Best Director
Winner: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor
Winner: Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods

Best Actress
Winner: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Ensemble
Winner: Minari

Best Breakthrough
Winner: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Best Documentary
Winner: Dick Johnson Is Dead

Best Animated Feature
Winner: Soul

Best Use of Music/Sound
Winner: Sound of Metal

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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